Thursday, January 15, 2009

Halogen Software Honored as Employer of Choice

Ottawa ON —January 15, 2009— Halogen Software announced today that it has been named one of the Top 50 Best Small and Medium Employers in Canada. This national awards program, sponsored by Queen's School of Business and Hewitt Associates, recognizes top employers with 50 to 400 employees. It mirrors the renowned Best Employer in Canada initiative, but is focused on small and medium sized businesses. The study, now in its fifth year, is published by the Globe and Mail.

Selected from a pool of hundreds of small and medium sized companies across Canada, Halogen's inclusion in this exclusive ranking is a testament to its employee focused corporate culture. The company ensures that employees are treated as major stakeholders in the organization, and lives its mission statement based on the principles of respect, recognition and empowerment. The organization also uses its own talent management solutions internally to support its employee-centered culture.

"We know that engaged, happy employees determine the success of our organization, and in the end it is only our employees that can identify Halogen as a Best Employer," said Paul Loucks, President and CEO of Halogen Software. "Communication is a critical part of our corporate culture. We consistently communicate our corporate objectives and ensure employees clearly understand how their contributions help achieve these goals. Our on-going success in the area of employee engagement is directly linked to our overall business success, and we are honored with this distinction."

Achieving the distinction of a Top 50 Best Small and Medium Employer involves a very detailed and competitive process. The rankings are primarily determined using the results from Employee Opinion Surveys. Here, 18 key engagement drivers are detailed and analyzed. The evaluation process also includes the assessment of organizational practices and perspectives from the leadership team.

Study partners include Queen's School of Business, Queen's Centre for Business Venturing and Hewitt Associates. More information about the Best Small & Medium Employers in Canada is available online at http://business.queensu.ca/qcbv/sme.

About Halogen Software
Halogen Software is recognized as a market leader by industry analysts and strongly endorsed by the thousands of HR professionals who use their Talent Management solutions. The company offers a complete suite of web-based products that automate, simplify and integrate performance appraisals, 360 degree feedback, compensation management, succession planning and learning management. Halogen's offering makes HR best-practices accessible to companies of all sizes and its healthcare, financial services and professional services specific suites meet the unique needs of these industries. Halogen is consistently recognized by the industry and its customers for its exceptional implementation and support services, and has won multiple awards for its corporate leadership and product innovation, including HR
Technology Product of the Year. For more information, visit www.halogensoftware.com.

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Media contact:
Maggie Patterson
PR Consultant, Halogen Software
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